Fried rice is a popular Nigerian delicacy, with a delicious recipe. To get the best version of fried rice, all you need is a ton of fresh vegetables, beef liver, and of course, a little bit of oil to crisp it up. Like to try this some time? Here are some of the things you should know about fried rice, and how it is prepared.
Important Recipes for Making Friend Rice
Beef liver is an essential recipe in cooking a delicious delicacy like fried rice. It gives the fried rice a rich but subtle taste. You can also use shrimp or any protein if you wish. However, if you prefer or love vegan fried rice, omitting the beef, liver or shrimp isn’t such a bad idea!
Curry Powder, Thyme, And Seasoning Cubes
If you want your fried rice to look this crispy and exceptional, adding curry powder, thyme, as well as seasoning cubes, are a must. They are part of the key ingredients for fried rice recipes.
Vegetables; Carrots, Green Beans, Peas, Sweet Corn and Onions
Vegetables like carrots, green beans, peas, sweet corn, and onions are very much needed. In fact, just like jollof rice, people enjoy fried rice so much, and can barely do without them in gatherings and of course, festive seasons. Fried rice a meal you can make in no time! Imagine such a simple recipe, with so much impact in a gathering. How remarkable!
You Can Watch A Detailed Nigerian Fried Rice Video Below:
Ways To Achieve Good Result
The fried rice recipe starts with already parboiled rice, which makes the whole process easier. In case you don’t have the already parboiled rice, you can see how to do that here. Also, using day-old rice that has been refrigerated is okay. This usually makes it very convenient, and the result is just as good. You can cook the parboiled rice in a bit of well-seasoned stock. This way, the rice absorbs more flavor. Although, it is advisable to do this, however, if you are in a hurry, you can just skip this particular process.
Fresh Rice or Left-Over Rice, Which Is Advisable to Use?
You can actually use either freshly cooked rice (also known as parboiled) or leftover (cold) rice for this recipe. However, if you choose to use freshly cooked rice, ensure you choose the right type of rice. Using long-parboiled rice is advisable, as it is very easy to work with when making both fried and jollof rice. Also, because of its firm and less sticky nature, it is usually very difficult to go wrong with it. Did you know you can also just decide to allow the freshly cooked rice to cool slightly, before using it? This will even give you a better result. Just make sure the rice is cool to the touch, before adding it to the pan. In instances where you don’t have enough time, you can simply spread the rice on a sheet pan. By doing this, the steam escapes easily.
Lastly, is it not only advisable but also very important that you wash the rice before cooking. What it does is that it hep to remove the excess starch on the rice, which in most cases, causes the rice to be crumpled.